Subcutaneous or intramuscular? Confronting a parenteral administration dilemma.

@article{Prettyman2005SubcutaneousOI,
  title={Subcutaneous or intramuscular? Confronting a parenteral administration dilemma.},
  author={Julie Prettyman},
  journal={Medsurg nursing : official journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses},
  year={2005},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={93-8; quiz 99}
}
  • Julie Prettyman
  • Published 2005 in
    Medsurg nursing : official journal of the Academy…
Advantages of intramuscular (IM) or subcutaneous (SC) routes of injection are debated. For years, nurses have administered injections to their patients based on the directions and recommendations of the drug manufacturers. Are the recommendations provided by the manufacturers really the best, or do they simply continue the methods used in clinical trials? Is a treatment--this drug, this dose, this route of administration--the ideal one for this patient? Nurses must always ask these questions as… CONTINUE READING

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